Friday, 24th August 2012
In Japan Entertainment News,
63-year-old Japan's 'last remaining ninja'
A 63-year-old man who used to work as an engineer has been described as the last living ninja in Japan.
Jinichi Kawakami began teaching ninjutsu ten years ago but took his first steps towards the marital art when he was just six years of age, the AFP reports.
The ninja barely remembers the first time he encountered his master Masazo Ishida, who set the boy to work on vigorous physical and mental training sessions.
"I think I'm called [the last ninja] as there is probably no other person who learned all the skills that were directly handed down from ninja masters over the last five centuries," he told the news provider.
Mr Kawakami described how he used to stare at the wick of a candle until he had the feeling he was inside it to improve his concentration.
The expert was quick to point out he may not be the only ninja in existence, however, with rivals also laying claim to the title.
Those hoping to master the art of ninjutsu are advised to stick to a strict diet low in fat and high in nutrients.
Posted by Susan Ballion